Jerez: Friday practice

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MotoGP 125cc free practice 1:

1. Julian Simon 2:00.496.

2. Fabrizio Lai 2:00.534.

3. Alex Espargaro 2:01.285.

4. Alvaro Bautista 2:01.321.

5. Mika Kallio 2:01.429.

6. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:01.531.

7. Sergio Gadea 2:01.899.

8. Lukas Pesek 2:02.038.

9. Mattia Pasini 2:02.105.

10. Mike Di Meglio 2:02.345.

11. Gabor Talmacsi 2:02.971.

12. Raffaele De Rosa 2:03.104.

13. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:03.266.

14. Enrique Jerez 2:03.396.

15. Michael Ranseder 2:03.423.

16. Pablo Nieto 2:03.502.

17. Sandro Cortese 2:03.514.

18. Esteve Rabat 2:03.577.

19. Vicnent Braillard 2:03.934.

20. Lorenzo Baroni 2:03.952.

21. Andrea iannone 2:03.966.

22. Thomas Luthi 2:04.036.

23. Angel Rodriguez 2:04.142.

24. Nicolas Terol 2:04.439.

25. Bradley Smith 2:04.447.

26. Manuel Hernandez 2:04.615.

27. Imre Toth 2:05.348.

28. Hector Faubel 2:05.672.

29. Federico Sandi 2:05.824.

30. Simone Corsi 2:06.105.

31. Michele Conti 2:06.218.

32. Joey Litjens 2:06.229.

33. Karel Abraham 2:06.274.

34. Ivan Maestro 2:06.637.

35. Daniel Saez 2:07.166.

36. Hugo Van den Berg 2:07.285.

37. Stefan Bradl 2:08.556.

38. Simone Grotzkyj 2:09.319.

39. Mateo Tunez 2:09.856.

40. Alex Masbou 2:15.104.

41. Roberto Tamburini 2:15.996.

Joan Olive.

MotoGP free practice 2:

1. Valentino Rossi 1:41.613.

2. Loris Capirossi 1:41.625.

3. Dani Pedrosa 1:41.798.

4. Sete Gibernau 1:41.798.

5. Shinya Nakano 1:41.939.

6. Marco Melandri 1:42.108.

7. Colin Edwards 1:42.266.

8. Nick Hayden 1:42.276.

9. Randy de Puniet 1:42.455.

10. Toni Elias 1:42.518.

11. Kenny Roberts 1:42.538.

12. Casey Stoner 1:42.552.

13. Carols Checa 1:42.608.

14. John Hopkins 1:42.727.

15. Makoto Tamada 1:42.868.

16. Chris Vermeulen 1:43.101.

17. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:43.712.

18. Alex Hofmann 1:43.781.

19. James Ellison 1:45.239

MotoGP free practice 1:

1. Loris Capirossi 156.260.

2. Marco Melandri 1:57.056.

3. Casey Stoner 157.131.

4. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:57.272

5. Shinya Nakano 1:57.626.

6. Alex Hofmann 1:58.477.

7. Kenny Roberts 1:58.566.

8. Nicky Hayden 158.575.

9. Chris Vermeulen 1:58.627.

10. Sete Gibernau 1:58.655.

11. Dani Pedrosa 1:59.173.

12. Carlos Checa 2:01.268.

13. Makoto Tamada 2:04.356.

14. Randy de Puniet 2:07.720.

15. James Ellison 2:08.386.

16. John Hopkins 2:25.516.

17. Colin Edwards 2:48.089.

Toni Elias

Valentino Rossi.

The opening round of the 2006 MotoGP championship has begun at Jerez in Spain.

Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in the second free practice session, recording a time of 1:41.613. Loris Capirossi was second quickest, followed by GP rookie Dani Pedrosa. For the full list of times, click here.

Despite sitting out the morning session, Rossi was able to claim the fastest time on the 19th of 24 completed laps. Capirossi was just 0.012 seconds behind on the Ducati Desmosedici, with team-mate Sete Gibernau in fourth. Britian's James Ellison was 19th quickest on the Tech 3 Yamaha, 1.458 seconds behind Alex Hoffman, and six places behind team-mate Carlos Checa.

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In 125cc first qualifying, Lukas Pesek has grabbed provisional pole for Derbi with a time of 1:47.734. Second quickest was Alvaro Bautista with a time of 1:48.099, followed by Julian Simon with 1:48.168. Britain's Bradley Smith is 24th quickest. Click here for the full list. Ready to buy a bike? Click here.

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MotoGP free practice 1: Loris Capirossi has gone fastest with a time of 1:56.260 on the Ducati Desmosedici, closely followed by the Hondas of Marco Melandri and Casey Stoner. Jose Luis Cardoso was a surprise fourth quickest on the Pramac Ducati, and Shinya Nakano in fifth. James Ellison is 15th, ahead of John Hopkins and Colin Edwards.

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi preferred to sit out the opening session, as did Toni Elias, due to the rain. See the full list. Click here.

Alex de Angelis heads the first 250 GP practice session on the MVA Aspar Aprilia from Hiroshi Aoyama (KTM) and Jorge Lorenzo (Fortuna Aprilia). Chaz Davies is 24th. Click here.

In 125 GPs, Julian Simon has gone fastest in the first free practice session with a time of 2:00.496 on his KTM. Britain's Bradley Smith is 25th on his Repsol Honda debut, from a field of 41, and ahead of riders including Imre Toth, Hector Faubel and Federico Sandi. Click here for the full list.

250cc first qualifying:

Times to follow shortly.

125cc first qualifying:

1. Lukas Pesek 1:47.734.

2. Alvaro Bautista 1:48.099.

3. Julian Simon 1:48.168.

4. Tomoyoshi Koyama 1:48.509.

5. Mattia Pasini 1:48.557.

6. Mika Kallio 1:48.734.

7. Gabor Talmacsi 1:48.906.

8. Sergio Gadea 1:49.059.

9. Alex Espargaro 1:49.069.

10. Thomas Luthi 1:49.117.

11. Simone Corsi 1:49.187.

12. Joan Olive 1:49.268.

13. Alex Masbou 1:49.385.

14. Hector Faubel 1:49.390.

15. Pablo Nieto 1:49.422.

16. Imre Toth 1:49.448.

17. Lorenzo Zanetti 1:49.802.

18. Fabrizio Lai 1:49.941.

19. Anrea Iannone 1:49.961.

20. Mike Di Meglio 1:49.991.

21. Sandro Cortese 1:50.021.

22. Federico Sandi 1:50.153.

23. Nicolas Terol 1:50.338.

24. Bradley Smith 1:50.444.

25. Angel Rodriguez 1:50.642.

26. Raffaele De Rosa 1:50.927.

27. Vincent Braillard 1:51.389.

28. Manuel Hernandez 1:51.396.

29. Daniel Saez 1:51.559.

30. Mateo Tunez 1:51.872.

31. Michael Ranseder 1:51.983.

32. Esteve Rabat 1:52.001.

33. Karl Abraham 1:52.105.

34. Hugo Van Den Berg 1:52.427.

35. Lorenzo Baroni 1:52.432.

36. Simone Grotzkyj 1:52.960.

37. Michele Conti 1:53.276.

38. Joey Litjens 1:53.276.

39. Enrique Jerez 1:53.490

40. Roberto Tamburini 1:54.185.

41. Stefan Bradl 1:54.620.

42. Ivan Maestro 1:55.273.

250cc free practice 1:

1. Alex De Angelis 1:48.240

2. Hiroshi AOyama 1:48.298.

3. Jorge Lorenzo 1:48.445.

4. Hector Barbera 1:48.580.

5. Andrea Dovizioso 1:48.676.

6. Sylvain Guintoli 1:48.764.

7. Anthony West 1:49.036.

8. Alex Baldolini 1:49.387.

9. Roberto Locatelli 1:49.672.

10. Yuki Takahashi 1:49.823.

11. Shuhei Aoyama 1:50.061.

12. Alvaro Molina 1:50.069.

13. Arnaud Vincent 1:50.099.

14. Sebastian porto 1:50.137.

15. Taro Sekiguchi 1:50.892.

16. Jakub Smrz 1:50.904.

17. Marco Simoncelli 1:51.171.

18. Dirk Heidolf 1:51.398.

19. Arturo Tizon 1:52.668.

20. Jordi Carchano 1:52.821.

21. Martin Cardenas 1:53.858.

22. Alex Debon 1:54.031.

23. Manuel Poggiali 1:54.048.

24. Chaz Davies 1:54.276.

25. Hans Smees 1:54.844.

26. Luca Morelli 1:55.100.

27. Jules Cluzel 1:55.469.

28. Michele Danese 1:56.112.

29. Sinan Sofuoglu 1:57.805.

30. Alessio Palumbo 1:58.242.

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